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Report: You can’t catch COVID-19 from food or food packaging

(WREX) — If you're worried about catching the coronavirus from food, we have good news for you!

The FDA and USDA put out a joint statement saying there's no evidence of anyone contracting the virus from food or food packaging.

Here's the full statement from the FDA and USDA:

“The United States understands the concerns of consumers here domestically and around the world who want to know that producers, processors and regulators are taking every necessary precaution to prioritize food safety especially during these challenging times. However, efforts by some countries to restrict global food exports related to COVID-19 transmission are not consistent with the known science of transmission. There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The U.S. food safety system, overseen by our agencies, is the global leader in ensuring the safety of our food products, including product for export.”

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